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Daily Archives: December 8, 2012

I love Christmas time! It is my absolute favorite. I thought I would do this along with the “24 Days of Togetherness”

I saw this on Chelsey’s Blog so I thought I would do it too!!


I am a little behind so I am going to try and catch up!

1. Your favorite Christmas Movie– Elf  for sure!


2. Your 2012 Christmas Wish list- 

Workout clothes, Casual black boots, Winter coat, Chai teas, Victorias Secret, Dicks, Panera, or Francescas gift cards; CROSSFIT membership, Kitchenaid mixer ( I know that’s a lot) 🙂

3. When/How did you learn that Santa wasn’t real?- 

I don’t really remember!? That’s bad isn’t it? I think I will ask my mom, maybe she will remember!

4. Favorite Christmas Song- 

Either “Sleigh Ride” By Ferrante and Teicher or the Home Alone song: “Rockin around the Christmas Tree”.

5. Best gift you have ever received

When I was little I always wanted a doll house! I forget how old I was but I got one! It wasn’t the barbie hot pink though, it was like a tin one with all kinds of little furniture. I can’t believe I remember that!

6. Your favorite tree ornament –

Obviously this one! This is how my husband proposed to me on Dec. 14th, 2009!

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This is the actual picture on that day. With the ring!

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7. Most Memorable Christmas-

This would have to be close to the same answer as number 6, Christmas 2009, Our first Christmas as an engaged couple!  This picture isn’t from Christmas but it is from our rehearsal dinner the day before our wedding.

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8. Post a picture of Christmas decor

Our Christmas Tree 2012

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More to come for the 25 Days of Christmas


The “24 Days of Togetherness!


Lunch at work yesterday was leftover pot roast which was very tasty on the 2nd day. I also had some blueberries.


Blueberries are full of antioxidants, fiber, and one cup has less than 100 calories!

My snacks for the afternoon included a KIND + protein bar, and a  mini babybell light.

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Later in the evening I had a piece of Ezekial toast with peanut butter. I couldn’t wait for dinner.

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“Take also unto thee wheat, and barley, and beans, and lentils and millet, and spelt and put them in one vessel…” Ezekiel 4:9®

Advantages of Ezekial Bread over regular wheat bread:

  • Source of Complete Protein – Rated 84.3% as efficient as the highest source of protein (comparable to that of milk or eggs)
  • Contains 18 Amino Acids – Including all 9 essential amino acids
  • Increased Digestibility – Sprouting breaks down starches in grains into simple sugars so your body can digest them easily.
  • Increased Absorption of Minerals – Sprouting breaks down enzyme inhibitors, so your body can more easily absorb calcium, magnesium, iron, copper and zinc.
  • Increased Vitamin C – Sprouting produces vitamin C.
  • Increased Vitamin B – Sprouting increases the vitamin B2, B5 & B6.
  • Great source of Fiber – Combining sprouted grains and legumes gives a good amount of natural fiber in each serving.

Since my breakfast was a flop I felt starving all day!

For dinner (around 9 pm) when I got home from work I wanted to try out my new PALEO bread so I made a Pesto BLT (with turkey bacon).

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The slices of bread are very small compared to regular bread or Ezekial Bread.

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The bread was very thick and dense so I ended up taking off the top piece. Overall I do like the taste of it. One piece has 9 grams of protein, 100 calories, 5 grams of carbs, and 4 grams of fiber.


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I also had a greek yogurt. Chobani is my favorite brand.

And for dessert 2 oreos! OMG I can’t remember the last time I had an oreo!



Healthy POV:

Sometimes it is hard to incorporate fruits and veggies into every meal. I know my step son only likes broccoli if it is covered in cheese and sometimes he will eat corn. He will eat apples if you peel the skin and bananas too.  How do we get kids to eat more of these foods?

I try to put a fruit salad together sometimes or have apples peeled and ready with dinner.  Maybe if he sees me eating these things he will try them too?!  Here are some fun recipes that you could try to get your kids those vitamins and minerals they need!

Some Things to Remember about Fruits and Vegetables that you can teach your kids:

  • Choose dark green leafy veggies for strong bones and healthy eyes
  • Choose yellow and orange fruits and veggies for a strong immune system and glowing skin
  • Choose red fruits and veggies for to protect your heart
  • Choose white/brown fruits and veggies for a healthy heart and blood pressure


Saturday’s WOD- Back/Shoulders/Cardio 


What is your favorite brand/flavor of Greek yogurt?

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